Green Lanterns #40

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Barnaby Bagenda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 11
7.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

"INHUMAN TRAFFICKING" part one! An unassuming dating app turns dangerous for Earth's Green Lanterns, as heroes looking for love begin to disappear around the world. Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz discover an interplanetary superhuman trafficking network preying on super-powered seekers of love and romance, but with their hearts and heads on the line, these Green Lanterns may need more than willpower to win this fight.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 7, 2018

    This issuefeatures the artwork of Barnaby Bagenda, a name with which Im unfamiliar. Pitythat, because paired with Mick Gray and Ulises Arreola, their combined work isnothing short of delightful. It takes on a watercolor quality, with theunderlying rendering clearly defined. Im certain it could stand on its own,without color, but thats a presentation for another day. I hope to see more oftheir work in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Feb 7, 2018

    Green Lanterns #40 is a great start to a new arc I am very excited by. The whole creative team worked very well together to put together an interesting story and beautiful visuals that left me with a lot of questions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 7, 2018

    Tim Seeley's first arc of Green Lanterns was a bit up and down, but now that the heroes are back on Earth for a bit, the title hits its groove in Green Lanterns #40" setting up a twist-filled story with surprising callbacks to not one but two excellent runs from the pre-Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Feb 7, 2018

    In conclusion, this was a really fun issue, and a strong first issue for the start of the first arc. If Seeley can keep up the quality of this arc, it could be one of the best arcs with this characters, and could also show Seeley stepping out of Humphries shadow and making his Green Lanterns run feel definitive. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Feb 11, 2018

    Overall, a really fun and entertaining issue, with a great story, decent artwork, and sets up a very compelling second issue of this story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Feb 7, 2018

    GREEN LANTERNS #40 finds Baz and Cruz returning to Earth and quickly discovering a new crisis. Tim Seeley weaves a tale of superhero trafficking, but it gets slightly overshadowed by a new romantic storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 6, 2018

    Green Lanterns #40 is another good entry for Seeley and company. While its slow-going into this new story and doesnt explore any of its ideas yet, its still an entertaining and appealing opening to a promising storyline. Give it a read. I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Feb 7, 2018

    It was a pleasant surprise to see Barnaby Bagenda drawing a Green Lantern comic once again. Even though this issue wasn't his finest work, I still loved what he brought to this chapter. Namely Jessica's facial reactions as she ponders over her choice, the small little mannerisms that make Jessica ooze with personality. Not only Jessica but the level of detail that Bagenda brought to Simon as well. Bagenda's line and body work remained stellar but as I finished this issue it's clear that this didn't have that fine tuned polished. Plus it's nice that Seeley will be using the Omega Men with Bagenda on pencils, it's like a mini reunion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 7, 2018

    I like the overall direction of this story as its one thats uniquely suited for Baz and Cruz. Humphries has the chance to craft a really fun storyline here and it should be a blast seeing where he takes it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 10, 2018

    An interesting story is brought down by some blocky visuals, but I'm still intrigued enough to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Feb 7, 2018

    Finally, if like so many readers, you have recently decided to "break-up" with superhero comics produced by the "Big Two" because of the endless iterations and/or revisions of your favorite characters' storylines, than you might also appreciate Seeley's meta-comic approach to these challenges to the cohesion of your favorite superhero universe. The meta-narrative here isn't forced; there's no breaking of the fourth wall or any other gimmick set in motion to cover for the vagaries of the comic book marketplace. Instead, characters explain it away with logical, summary dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Feb 7, 2018

    The artwork was decent for this issue, though at points it felt like it was lacking in detail; especially around their faces. Though the simplicity really works for the backdrops, which I adore, so that's something. A couple of the close-ups for Simon and Jess were really striking " their eyes in particular were so wonderfully drawn and colored. They really struck me. More of this please! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Feb 10, 2018

    The opening to this story arc is a fun adventure that involves our heroes investigating missing heroes on a dating app. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Feb 19, 2018

    Having read this title for a good amount of time, I feel safe in saying that the stories are usually best when they involve both personal drama of the titular characters or some sort of large scale Space trouble. This one involves both. I enjoy the ways that Jessica progresses as a character, while showing that she is clearly not ready .Simon is a guy that is Hot and cold, I feel. I like how this story ties back to the events just before the last arc. That being said I have no problem with this book, I just find it humorous, yet a bit bland. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 6, 2018

    A passable story whose low stakes and lack of investigative prowess by its heroes make it fun, but forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Feb 7, 2018

    An enjoyable issue brought down by cringe-worthy attempts at parodying dating apps and trying to be "cool". Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 7, 2018

    While the dating app plot and silly character moments won't make this "a story for the ages" or any nonsense like that, what it will do is bring a bit of fun into this book that was very appreciated.  I really enjoyed the art and find myself surprised how much I can't wait to get back to this next issue because I can at least count on this book to bring a smile to my face and give me some excellent artwork.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Feb 7, 2018

    Green Lanterns #40 is an okay issue but lacks the punch to get the reader invested in the story. Heroes have been kidnapped and forced into labor which is certainly wrong, but they aren't in the threat of any imminent danger so there's no sense of urgency. Coupled with the so-so art and this one is just kind of there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Feb 7, 2018

    Overall this issue provides some charming moments, but if you're looking for a bit more substance you might be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 8, 2018

    This is a book that still doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SloboSOY Feb 8, 2018

    I didn't go near Green Lanterns since the first issues. I find this issue well written and easy to enter for those like me who didn't follow.
    I was a little surprise to see Powergirl. The first part of the story his nice & speak to me with the recent flood water of the Seine.
    The second part about the meeting app speak also to me, I'm a single man & use some in the past with disappointment.
    The last part was more a surprise to see a omega men (Well women), & I loved the end.

    Cover - Loved the idea of the cover even if well related (For now none of both lantern are captives). But that give a idea of the plot 1.5/2
    Writing - I find it well written & funny. But with some seriousness too. And they use previous sto more

  • 6.0
    Dispatchdcu Feb 7, 2018

    The art is ok but the story lately has been lacking in my humble opinion. We are focusing on a dating app that kidnaps D-list superheroes. Really?

    We spent an issue watching Jessica sign up in hopes to get matched up with Nightwing, but in turn is matched up with Simon. So, are we going o get a relationship between our two heroes.... stop me if you heard that story before.


    Omega men drop... that's about it.

    Ithese are lanterns and I don't feel like the stories have been big enough lately. Dare I say, take me back to the days of the First Lantern, or even Frank...

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  • 8.5
    GL Mike Feb 11, 2018

    I have been on a rant about this book lately, as it has been really bad in my opinion. I was expecting to really dislike this issue, but after reading it I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong. I thought this issue was a good mix of character study and story line action, as it was in the days of Humphries. I can see many readers not liking the whole "Caper" app thing, but I thought it added a lot of personal character to the story. How does Jessica deal with this new info that the app tells her Simon is a good match for her? How does this affect their working relationship? I'm cool with this issue and interested to see what happens next.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Sep 10, 2018

    Seeley isn't afraid to get into his characters' romantic lives.

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    GL Fan 2814 Feb 7, 2018

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